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News Alerts! Kerala: Special aircraft of Indian Army reaches Thiruvananthapuram with food and basic amenities

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2:03 pm: In August, till 16th actual rainfall was 619.5mm, normally it should have been 244.1 mm. The intensity of rainfall has decreased now there won’t be extremely heavy rains anymore but heavy rains will continue for 2 days: Dr. S Devi, India Meteorological Department on Kerala Floods.

1:55 pm: Special aircraft of Indian Army reaches Thiruvananthapuram with food and basic amenities for flood affected areas.

1:53 pm: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of Rs 5 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Chief Minister Relief Fund. He has also announced that 245 fire personnel with boats will be sent to Kerala for rescue operations.

1:37 pm: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announces an aid of Rs 10 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund.

1:23 pm: PM conducted aerial survey to get first-hand knowledge about flood. Our helicopter could not go to some places due to inclement weather. He has announced Rs500 crore&all possible help. We thanked him & demanded more helicopters & boats: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Kerala Floods.

1:04 pm: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at their ‘roka’ ceremony in Mumbai.

1:03 pm: The cyber tower which Atal Ji had contributed to set up in Maurities will henceforth be named as Atal Bihari Vajpayee tower: Pravind Jugnauth, PM of Maurities at the World Hindi Conference in Port Louis.

12:36 pm: Over 1000 security personnel including NDRF, Navy, Army, Fire Dept, Home Guards etc are involved in rescue operations. Air Force is lifting stranded people and dropping relief material. 200 NCC cadets also working. We are working non stop: HD Kumaraswamy

12:28 pm: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced an aid of Rs 10 crores for flood-hit Kerala.

12:21 pm: 58 teams of NDRF are deployed in 8 affected districts, we have recused 170 people and 7000 people have been evacuated to safer places. If required more teams will be deployed: Sanjay Kumar, DG, NDRF on Kerala Flood.

12:01 pm: Mauritius: Visuals from the World Hindi Conference in Port Louis. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj present. Tribute was paid to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

11:38 am: Achankovil river near Alappuzha’s Kollakadavu village is overflowing following heavy rainfall in the area. Shaukat, a villager says,”The area has been completely flooded. I have lost almost everything I had. The water level is increasing with every passing hour.”

11:24 am: Islamabad: Navjot Singh Sidhu was seated next to President of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(PoK) Masood Khan at Imran Khan’s oath ceremony.

11:18 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced Rs 500 crore as immediate aid for Kerala, in addition to the 100 crore announced earlier.

11:13 am: Islamabad: Navjot Singh Sidhu was seated next to President of PoK Masood Khan at Imran Khan’s oath ceremony.

11:07 am: Kerala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accompanied by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor P. Sathasivam and Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons during aerial survey of flood affected areas.

11:05 am: Islamabad: Imran Khan fumbles during his oath taking speech.

10:58 am: Kerala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood affected areas. PM has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM’s National Relief Funds (PMNRF).

10:49 am: Islamabad: Imran Khan takes oath as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

10:45 am: Watch: Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at #ImranKhan’s oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad.

10:40 am: The State Bank of India (SBI) has donated Rs 2 crore to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) and announced waiver of fees and charges on services offered by the bank in Kerala.

10:33 am: Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka at Khan’s oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad.

10:16 am: Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad.

10:08 am: Delhi: Two people arrested for burning copies of the Bible, the Geeta, the Quran, the Guru Granth Sahib and the Constitution on August 15 at India Gate.

9:56 am: Kattappana: State highway to Idukki city from Kumily is blocked due to landslide, clearance operation underway.

9:39 am: 1000s and 1000s are marooned & facing a very severe, critical situation & more emergency evacuation operation is needed. What is being done is appreciable but we need more help from the Centre and other states. Kerala is in distress: PC Chacko, Congress on Kerala Floods

9:35 am: Media reports of PM Narendra Modi’s aerial survey being cancelled not yet confirmed, PM currently chairing a meeting in Kochi with CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister KJ Alphons and other officials.

9:04 am: Rescue operations will be over by evening. CM will visit Kodagu today to review flood situation. Relief camps have been set up for people. Food, water, doctors & all facilities have been made available to them in relief camps: Sa Ra Mahesh, State Minister on Karnataka Rains.

8:47 am: United Arab Emirates(UAE) to form a committee to help flood-hit areas of Kerala. Sheikh Khalifa has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide assistance to the people affected.

8:30 am: Odisha: Bandhavgarh National Park(MP) tigress ‘Sundari’ was released into Satkosia Tiger Reserve yesterday. Earlier, a male tiger had been released into the Reserve. The big cats were translocated as a part of an in.

8:16 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Kochi.

8:08 am: Bihar: Sanjay Kumar, a Professor at the Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, thrashed by a mob yesterday allegedly for sharing an FB post critical of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Says ‘Some elements have been targeting me for speaking against the VC and this was another excuse’.

7:25 am: PM Narendra Modi leaves from Thiruvananthapuram for an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Kochi.